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Monday, May 26 2014, 04:50 PM EDT
Collapse at construction scene investigated by officials
Reporting by Chuck Webber, CBS 12 News

BOCA RATON -- Local and State investigators right now are looking into a big collapse in Boca Raton where several construction workers were hurt after concrete crashed down at a home on Spanish River Road.

Workers were pouring concrete on the second floor of this home under construction in an exclusive barrier island neighborhood, when the support structure gave way.

Boca Raton firefighter medics received the call that three construction workers hurt by a concrete pour that went bad.

"It was just a loud boom. I looked over, and I seen the guy was under the wood and everything," described Alec Glickman who was working on a house down the street.

Boca Raton Fire-Rescue says one worker went to the hospital in critical condition with likely internal injuries and possible broken bones.  A second worker went to the hospital with serious injuries and a third was treated at the scene. 

Fire-Rescue Assistant Chief Michael Gergora says as the workers poured concrete for the home's second floor the weight of the wet concrete and reinforcing steel was too great and the supporting wood and 2x4's gave way falling on the workers.

Boca Raton's assistant building official Eric Woods investigated the scene and to determine the cause of the accident and how the job should proceed.

Those CBS 12 talked to on the street who are in the construction industry say the builder has a great reputation, but again this incident is under investigation.  Collapse at construction scene investigated by officials

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